Long Island gets over 12 inches of rain

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Some stranded drivers have been rescued from flooded roads following a storm that dropped over 12 inches of rain on Long Island.



Islip got an entire summer's worth of rain in one night. The National Weather Service says that a normal total for June, July and August is 11.75 inches in the town.



News 12 Meterologosit Rich Hoffman says over five inches of rain fell between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. alone.



The Southern State Parkway was closed around Baldwin and about 20 miles east in Deer Park, where cars were stuck in a couple of feet of water.



AP wires were used in this report


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